Green Day thrills hometown crowd in UC Theatre performance

The line for Green Day’s performance at the recently refurbished UC Theatre on Thursday  stretched from the entrance, around the corner at Shattuck Avenue and then all the way to the Downtown Berkeley BART entrance. There’s nothing particularly interesting about that in and of itself; plenty of popular bands have
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Picks of the week: A very Berkeley Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that you have to totally fill your week with white-bread hotdog buns and classic American low culture. Treat this week as an opportunity to stay sophisticated, taking in the heights of the East Bay’s cultural offerings, all still inspired
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‘American Idiot’ a decade later

A little more than 10 years ago, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool faced an unordinary obstacle. The trio, known as Green Day, was at a crossroads. Green Day’s follow-up album to Warning — Cigarettes and Valentines — was stolen from its studio. Faced with a decision to
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